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Infection Transmission Parameter <i>(r)</i>

Edited by Miquel Porta

in A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780195314496
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199338931
Infection Transmission Parameter (r)

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The proportion of total possible contacts between infectious cases and susceptibles that lead to new infections.

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Subjects: Epidemiology

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